David Friedman, who serves as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Israel, told Christian Broadcasting Network reporter David Brody that President Donald Trump’s new peace plan will restore Israel’s “biblical territory” and open up new opportunities to evangelical tourists by seizing land currently held by Palestinians.
During the interview, Friedman explained to Brody that several historic sites in the Holy Land that are important to evangelical Christians currently can’t be accessed because it’s too “dangerous” for tourists to travel to the occupied territories.
“It’s impossible to get there — they’re completely neglected,” he said of the sites. “Why? Because Israel has not yet retained sovereignty over those territories.”
But that is set to change with the president’s purported “peace plan,” Friedman continued.
“If they do — and our plan contemplates that Israel will — you’re talking about opening up the Bible, bringing it back to life in ways that your listeners could not even have imagined,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for biblical tourism!”
Watch the video below.
NEW VIDEO: U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman tells me Mideast Peace Plan means, “no retreat by the Jewish state from biblical territory.” @USAmbIsrael adds, “you’re talking about opening up the Bible, bringing it back to life in ways that…couldn’t have even imagined.” pic.twitter.com/9ZsGFrptrJ
— David Brody (@DavidBrodyCBN) January 30, 2020
WATCH LIVE: Trump holds mask-optional Mount Rushmore rally and fireworks celebration
President Donald Trump left the White House during the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday to attend an Independence Day event in South Dakota.
Trump was told not to attend but did so anyway.
“Trump coming here is a safety concern not just for my people inside and outside the reservation, but for people in the Great Plains. We have such limited resources in Black Hills, and we’re already seeing infections rising,” the Oglala Sioux president, Julian Bear Runner, told the Guardian. “It’s going to cause an uproar if he comes here. People are going to want to exercise their first amendment rights to protest and we do not want to see anyone get hurt or the lands be destroyed."
Trump Jr’s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19 in South Dakota ahead of the president’s event: report
Yet another senior Donald Trump advisor has tested positive for COVID-19.
"Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Trump’s eldest son and a top fund-raising official for the Trump re-election campaign, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday before a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore, a person familiar with her condition said," The New York Times reported shortly before Trump's speech began.
Trump supporters shouted ‘go home’ at Native Americans protesting Mount Rushmore rally on their land: report
The protesters argued that it is their land after the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868, which was ratified by the U.S. Senate.
The Black Hills of South Dakota, where Mount Rushmore is located, was among the lands the tribes received to bring about an end to Red Cloud's War, which is also known as the Bozeman Trail War.